To celebrate 125 years in business, Globe donates 125 sets of full turnout gear to a dozen deserving volunteer fire departments
Partnering with National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and DuPont, Globe is proud to announce Pittsfield, Vt. is the latest recipient of twelve sets of full turnout gear.
Pittsfield is a volunteer department of 25 with an operating budget of $10,000. The money is used to heat the firehouse, equipment repair and insurance. Caleb Hawley of the Pittsfield department says, “during Tropical Storm Irene, the town was demolished. Roads were washed out, homes were flooded and people were stranded.” Hawley goes on to say, “we became more than just a fire department; we were a food shelf, a save haven for those displaced and our members supplied their own equipment to trek through the woods to other towns to help.”
Globe estimates the cost to replace one firefighter suit is over $2,000. “We know the volunteer departments have been hit especially hard over the last few years,” Globe Marketing Manager Stephanie McQuade says, “and we just want to do our part to ensure first responders have confidence to run into a building while everyone else is running out.”
Globe and the NVFC got more than 2,600 applications from volunteer fire departments across the country. “Many volunteer departments are struggling to meet basic expenses,” says Kimberly Quiros, Director of Communciation, NVFC. “We are thrilled to partner with Globe and DuPont to provide local departments with safe, up-to-date protective gear to continue saving lives.”
Globe is the largest and most trusted manufacturer of structural firesuits in the world. Over the years, Globe has been responsible for introducing many of the materials, designs, and construction methods we now take for granted in firefighter suits. Globe was the first manufacturer in the fire service to use DuPont NOMEX® inherently flame resistant materials. Learn more at www.globeturnoutgear.com